SGX to cut board lot size from Jan 19 next year

Change will impact minimum number of shares investors can apply in an IPO. -BT

So easy to spend, so hard to pay up

He is well-educated and only 29 years old, but Mr Tan has already racked up $85,000 in debt. -TNP

Singapore inflation eases to 1.2% in July

Private road transport costs fell by 1.6 per cent in July from June's 2.8 per cent increase. -BT

House of exhibits

The home of David Chua and Jeannie Ong is a showcase of their antiques, furnishings and items collected during their frequent travels abroad. -BT

Singapore's GIC in final talks to buy Tokyo building for $2b: Sources

GIC is in talks for the 32-storey Pacific Century Place Marunouchi in a prime spot near the Tokyo railway station. -Reuters

35,000 older workers earn less than $1,000

Many work because they can't depend on children, but new govt schemes provide relief. -ST

Guidelines for strata-landed housing developments fine-tuned

Developers will have to set aside at least 45 per cent of the land area for communal open space, up from the current 30 per cent. -BT

Sheng Siong plans to operate supermarkets in China

Sheng Siong plans to hold a 60 per cent interest in the joint venture, which will have US$10 million in registered capital. -BT

5 things about HDB's Lease Buyback scheme

Owners of four-room Housing Board flats can now sell part of their lease back to the Government to supplement their retirement income. -ST

Another M'sian stock record at 7.67 billion shares

"The movement of the penny stocks has been getting out of hand." -The Star/ANN

Koh Boon Hwee couldn't kill a rabbit

That's why he decided not to be a doctor and became a corporate head honcho instead. -ST

Ebola outbreak making Chinese investors skittish

Ebola epidemic casts a shadow over Africa's largest economy, and many firms have put expansion on hold. -China Daily/ANN

$50 rental for space in Orchard Road?

If you do not know the concept, you will struggle to make sense of this shop. -My Paper

Singapore's wholesale trade falls 6.1% in Q2

The drop was largely due to the metals, timber & construction materials sector, which registered a double-digit decline of 14.9% -BT


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